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pruning hook

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noun
  1. an implement with a hooked blade, used for pruning vines, branches, etc.

Origin of pruning hook

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for pruning hook

Historical Examples

  • And yet not so well as with a pruning-hook made for the purpose?

    The Republic

    Plato

  • He lent me his pruning-hook, and showed me over his big barn.

  • The spear is not to be broken and thrown away; it is to be converted into a pruning-hook.

    The Whole Armour of God

    John Henry Jowett

  • The sword shall be beaten to a plowshare and the spear to a pruning-hook.

    The High Heart

    Basil King

  • And the stone-work round it, bearing no other marks of waste than my pruning-hook and dagger left behind?


British Dictionary definitions for pruning hook

pruning hook

noun
  1. a tool with a curved steel blade terminating in a hook, used for pruning
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